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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 12, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

Three nights at the Greek, 30 years ago -- yesterday, tonight and tomorrow …

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-11.fob.nak300.walker.scotton.miller.95743.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-12.nak700.wagner.miller.105584.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-13.sbd.miller.32576.sbeok.flac16

The nights kick off with happy birthday to Mickey from Joan and go straight on till morning (as Peter Pan would say), with a slight detour as they lose Phil. (I’m pretty sure it’s the 12th when Bob has the audience all shout, “Hey Phil!” to bring him back onstage for the 2nd encore. Dunno if it’s on that particular source, though.)

These are all fine shows, and often riveting … I picture a lovely warm evening, though I’m not sure how warm it really was/is in SF in September. I gather the 12th is often considered the "best," though for me, when I’ve played them back-to-back (which I haven't done in a while), I’ve ended up concluding that the “best” was synonymous with “most recently heard.” For me, anyway.

I think the show shots from this TV segment (with great crowd and band interviews) are from that run. I gather a few folks on the forum were at these shows. Anyone spot themselves? :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNxQaDUwZsQ

edit: hopefully the link will work now!

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-09-12 12:35:23

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-09-12 14:46:52

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 12, 2011 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

My little sister was; I was gone from there by then, but she cont'd all thru the Brent era, and finally dropped out by the end of the 80s.

She always maintained Greek shows were better than Winterland, or Oak Aud, but I didn't see them there.

:(...?


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Poster: N Hoey Date: Sep 12, 2011 10:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

WTF? Charlie Miller has contributed greatly to to the world of circulating tapes but he does not have a monopoly on access to the best audience masters. When it comes to audience recording quality, it's all about the taper and what he was able to do that night assuming his gear was up to snuff. Charlie didn't tape these shows, but I did. Right in the FOB pit. Does anybody even bother to compare or check out the various versions?

I only taped the Dead about 30 times, as I realized there were enough people doing it and I put my energy elsewhere. Having taped these shows I actually DLed flacs from all the versions and carefully compared them to each other and to mine. The best sound is not the linked versions.

Try these:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-11.nak300.unknown.31791.sbeok.flac16

Which by the way was not "unknown". I circulated this with my info but someone either omitted or lost it.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-12.nak300.101497.flac16

The Jamie Poris one is better than the Wagner/Miller one too.

As to the 13th, a former housemate in the mid 90s "borrowed my masters to play in his car when I was away and lost the end of that one. I have up to Suger Mag but haven't circulated it hoping I might find the end. I may have to as is.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 13, 2011 12:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

Thanks for the lead, Hoey. When I post a link, I make my best guess and assume others more knowledgeable will have some opinion on the "best" and put it up if they'd like. Personally I have no way to compare (buffering speed overseas, as I've rambled on about at length), but I doubt my ears would be good enough anyway! Fortunately others DO know that stuff, and that's how the rest of us learn. And thanks for taping! I hope your info gets added to that.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 12, 2011 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

Althea - Sept is THE best Month for weather in the Bay Area so you probably imagine right that it was warm, possibly even hot until the sun went down. That's sort of a secret about down there. As the famous Mark Twain saying goes ( which some say he really didnt say ), the summer Months down there are chilly. Fall and Spring is where it's at.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 12, 2011 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

Au contraire, Palin-breath! Well, okay, fall is nice, but it can get good and COLD (via fog) in Bzerklee then...I always prefered spring, which I guess you allow for...the critters are all up and running, and it isn't UNIFORMLY BROWN! (hills are there NOW, I bet), drier than you know what...well, you know, right?

:)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 12, 2011 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

Yep, our summer (Monterey/central coast) starts AFTER labor day. Beautiful last night in Big Sur at the Henry Miller for the Fleet Foxes (damn, those kids can channel some Laurel Canyon CSYNY/Joni)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4MWvlvHTOc

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Poster: Krazy4Connie Date: Sep 12, 2011 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

I saw two out of the three shows on this run. I know the recording have had some detractors for quality, but this place was a blast to see them play at.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 12, 2011 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (These Days in History): Three at the Greek

All three dates have no SBD's. The 13th has claims, but they are AUD's. I know this has been asked, but what happened in the early '80's w/ so many shows that only have AUD sourcing?

E- AR, link working. Thanks. A very good interview. The first comment is right on.


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